For the Scripturesays, "1WHOEVERBELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE aDISAPPOINTED."
For 2there is nodistinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is 3Lord of 4all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
for "5WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."
14Howthen will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him 6whom they have not heard? And how will they hearwithout7a preacher?
15How will they preachunless they are sent? Just as it is written, "8HOWBEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO b9BRINGGOODNEWS OF GOODTHINGS!"
16However, they 10did not allheed the cgoodnews; for Isaiahsays, "11LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"
17Sofaith comes from 12hearing, and hearing by 13the worddof Christ.
But I say, surely they have neverheard, have they? Indeed they have; "14THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE eWORLD."
But I say, surelyIsrael did not know, did they? FirstMosessays, "15I WILL 16MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATIONWITHOUTUNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER20
And Isaiah is verybold and says, "17I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAMEMANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME."
But as for Israel He says, "18ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATEPEOPLE."